10 Spooky Fun Family Halloween Activities
Here at Maqio, we love getting into the scary spirit of Halloween. We love the costumes, the decorations, the movies, the music, and anything else that creeps along with this special time of year. There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween with the family and we have put together some of the best and spookiest Halloween activities that we think you and your little devils will love.
1. Swap Scary Stories
Settle in one dark evening, gather round the campfire (or a torch or lamp if you can’t make a fire, it is very cold in the UK) to listen to some scary stories. Take turns telling your tales and watch each other fill with fright. If you are creative enough, you can make up your own spooky stories or tell some classics that you know leave everyone shivering in fear.
2. Create a Candy Wreath
Are you looking for a new way to wow the trick or treater? Making your very own candy wreath is a great activity for the family to do and get in the spooky spirit of the season. There are many different ways to create your own unique candy wreath, from candy and chocolate to using tape or a glue gun, you decide what wreath is best for your family.
3. Make Some Spooky Slime
Whether you want to make witch’s slime or pumpkin Slime, Maqio can help with our Elmer’s Rainbow Slime Starter Pack or Cra-Z-Slimy Super Slimy Studio. Just add your own choice of creepy food colouring and maybe some spiders or bugs to really add to the spookiness.
4. Bob for Apples
Bobbing for apples is a classic Halloween tradition that never fails to entertain the crowd. All you need is a large, clean tub or bucket, water, and some apples. Not only is it a fun game but the prize is a healthy snack, what’s not to love.
5. Dress Up
Halloween would be the same without spooky, funny and silly costumes, whether it’s for a party or trick or treating, Maqio can help with our wide range of costumes and dress up items for different ages.
6. Carve/Decorate Pumpkins
There are so many options when it comes to pumpkin carving and decorating. Are you going to carve a frightening face? A goofy grin? Are you going to create a whimsically decorated pumpkin? Or are you going to paint yourself a sleek contemporary pumpkin? The choices are almost endless and something the entire family can get involved in and enjoy. Let each member of the family create their very own pumpkin design and see all the personalities pop.
7. Plan a Halloween Movie Marathon
Spend a day, week or even the whole month of October celebrating All Hallows Eve with the greatest, goriest, and silliest movies about witches, monsters, and ghouls. There are plenty of family friendly movies with a Halloween theme that will have you all huddled together under the covers.
8. Paint Spooky Stones
Painting stones became a popular pass time for kids over the last couple of years, and why not take this creative hobby and give it a terrifying twist. Some spooky rocks could be a great addition to your Halloween decorations. Kids can create their own monsters, zombies, witches, and other creepy creatures. Get the Derwent Academy Paint Set and just add stones to get started.
9. Turn Your home Into a Haunted House
Halloween is the perfect time to let your freak flag fly high, and what better way of doing this than transforming you ordinary home into a horrifying haunted house. Get the fake cobwebs and paper bats to the ready and start making the Adam’s Family jealous of your spooky abode.
10. Throw a Halloween Party
The best and most epic way to get into the spirit of Halloween (pun intended) is to celebrate with family and friends with a party! Play games like “Pin the Spider on the Cobweb”, bake some sinfully sweet treats and boogey to the monster mash in your costumes.
How will you be celebrating Halloween this year? Will you be trick or treating or throwing a monster bash for the neighbourhood? Tell us you scary plans in the comments.